A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.
Jock's quote "We're all doomed..." predates by several years the same words used as the catch-phrase of John Laurie as Private Frazer, another constitutionally pessimistic Scotsman, in Dad's Army (1968), another 1960s comedy about World War 2.
Flying Officer Jimmy Cooper DFC:
Now look here, Farrow. If dear old Winston wants you home, I'd be only delighted to give you some of my filthy food.
When the Times Crossword is first introduced to the prisoners, the clue for 1 Across is stated as "What did Jupiter drop?" However, when Farrow has completed it, we see the 1 Across clue as "Preserve of Fiction" (solution:"ramjam"). Furthermore, the crossword is numbered #4548 whilst the solution to the previous day's crossword = #9547 - the leading "9" having been amended to a "4".
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